Asante Kotoko midfielder, Richmond Lamptey has been banned for 30 months by the Ghana Football Association for his involvement in a match manipulation game that involved his former club Inter Allies, and Ashantigold SC.
Ashantigold thrashed Inter Allies 7-0 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium in a matchday 34 fixture of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.
After nearly a year of thorough investigation, the disciplinary committee of the Ghana FA released a verdict in which they banned Richmond Lamptey, formerly of Inter Allies.
The verdict said, “That Richmond Lamptey of Inter Allies FC is hereby banned for a period of 30 months in accordance with Article 34.5(d)(i) of the Ghana Premier League Regulations.”
Lamptey is among 7 other players of Inter Allies who have been banned by the Ghana FA for their involvement in the match manipulation.
Richmond Lamptey joined Asante Kotoko on September 21, 2021, after Inter Allies were relegated to the Division One League.
The midfielder has been instrumental since joining the Porcupines and has been part of Kotoko’s campaign to win the Ghana Premier League title.
Meanwhile, the Ghana FA has demoted Ghana Premier League side Ashantigold SC and Division One League side, Inter Allies to the Division Two League after being found guilty by the Disciplinary Committee.
The evidence against Richmond Lamptey is interesting. His own teammates “chooked” him. He was asking people to call someone to place a bet on the correct score of a game he himself was about to play. Really unfortunate!! pic.twitter.com/OE2GM27oJU— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo_) May 16, 2022
source: Ghana Web